Daily Worship

A dwelling among us

Fyfe December 10, 2012 0 0

REVELATION 21 v1-4

‚ÄčRevelation is intended to shape communities of believers in Jesus as the Lamb of God into more faithful and missional communities of uncivil worship and witness. The primary agenda of John the Seer is to increase the covenant faithfulness in the church –then and now…to form victorious communities, communities that do conquer and will conquer. And by “conquer,” Revelation means remaining faithful, even to death, in order to experience glorious, everlasting life with God, the Lamb, and all the redeemed in God’s new heaven and earth (from Michael J. Gorman Reading Revelation Responsibly p 177).

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Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death” or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’

 

‚ÄčI see a world that is full of the chaos and the debris of sin.

I see people suffering

I see nations ripping one another apart.

I see failed economics and greed.

I see a sin-ruined creation.

 

And yet Lord, 

I wait in silence as I worship you with longing.

Your presence embraces me and overwhelms me.

 

Caught up in the Spirit you give me new eyes to see and ears to hear.

 

I fall at your feet for you show me your promise and remind me in the midst of much helplessness and hopelessness that all will be made new.

 

Things are not as they seem,

there is more on the horizon for all who trust and hope in you.

Bring an end to the old ways of the old order,

creation released into a glorious time.

 

 

Jesus lamb of God,

May I take up my cross daily and live for you in hope, 

in expectation and anticipation that you are coming again.

Come Lord come.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

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written by Fyfe Blair